If you receive aid from private outside sources, these funds will be coordinated with College-administered awards. These include outside scholarships and tuition benefits. The total aid received by students from all sources cannot exceed the student's demonstrated need.

Reporting Funds From Outside Sources

When you receive scholarship funds from sources outside Pomona, they must be reported to us so we can incorporate them into your financial aid package. This includes tuition benefits paid on your behalf. (See more on tuition benefits and on our policies page.)

Helping You Meet Your Need

If you are on financial aid, our policy is to use the full amount of your outside awards first to replace your summer earnings expectation (student contribution), then your term-time job expectation:

  1. Reduce the standard student summer expectation ($1,900 for Freshmen)
  2. Reduce the student work award ($2,800)
  3. Remaining outside scholarship funds are split evenly, with half reducing the Pomona College scholarship and the other half reducing the parent contribution.

As the intent of these awards is that they be used for educational purposes, you must report them to us.

Contact Information for Outside Donors

Outside award donors often request special handling or additional information before they remit their funds. The following contact information may be helpful as you arrange for your outside awards to be sent to Pomona.

Checks and requests for bills Financial Aid Office
Attn: Outside Awards
333 N College Way, Claremont CA 91711
(909) 621-8205
Proof of enrollment Office of the Registrar
Attn: Proof of Enrollment
550 N College Ave.
Claremont CA 91711
Please note: verification of enrollment forms cannot be sent to donors until after Fall Semester Registration.
Requests for grades Office of the Registrar
Attn: Transcript Request
550 N College Ave.
Claremont CA 91711
Please note: All grade requests must include a signed permission from the student to release the grades.

Scholarship Search Engines

If you would like to search for additional outside scholarships, check out these links to scholarship search engines: